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The musician, who died in a swimming accident in 1997, is the subject of three forthcoming movies

Age: Forever 30.

Appearance: Sensitive, handsome doomed musician.

Oh dear. Is this a sad story? I'm afraid it is. Buckley was a singer-songwriter who spent years mustering the courage to record his brilliant first album, Grace, in 1994. It is now almost unbearably poignant because he died in a swimming accident in 1997 before finishing a second one.

How terrible yet glamorous. You might say that his life describes an almost perfect Aristotelian tragic arc. To be honest, I doubt I would. Although that would explain why there are now three Buckley movies on the way.

Three? I'll count again … Yes, three. The first one will be Greetings from Tim Buckley, which juxtaposes Jeff's life with the life of his father Tim, also a famous musician who died young. That was first shown at the Toronto film festival last September, »

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